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Премия рунета 2017

Sustainable fisheries

WWF Goal

To preserve productivity of marine ecosystems and ensure sustainable use of salmon and white fish stocks (pollock, haddock, cod) in the Barents, Bering and Okhotsk Seas.

WWF work is focused on:

  • the creation of the first in Russia fishery reserve zone on the West Kamchatka shelf to protect of spawning areas of white fish, Pacific salmon and Kamchatka crab from any economic activity, excluding fishing;
  •  introduction of more effective means of combating marine poaching, which would significantly reduce illegal, unreported and unregulated catch;
  • certification of main fisheries of white fish and salmon in accordance with the standards of the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC);
  •  ensuring the determination of the total allowable catch (TAC) in Russia, based on the ecosystem approach and open access to the public;
  • creation of demand for seafood produced with observance of all environmental standards, ensuring verification of their originality, introduction of traceability of supply chains of Russian white fish and salmon at home and abroad;
  • improvement of fishing gear, control of the adherence of the prohibition of drift-net fishing and monitoring of the use by fishing fleet of special devices preventing seabird mortality in longline fisheries;
  • ensuring responsible business management by the Russian fishing fleet in the world: cooperation with fishermen and interstate fisheries regulation bodies.